Sony MDM-X4 User manual

Sony MDM-X4 User manual
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MD Multi-Track
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Mode d'emploi
Bedienungsanleitung
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THEE FISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVEN [OR BACK)
NO USER-SEAVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFEA SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase
or built-in cabinet because the mains
power switch (MAIN POWER) is
located on the rear panel.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
exterior.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASERAPPARAT
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any change or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority
to operate this equipment.
Owner's record
The model and serial numbers (name
plate) are located on the bottom of the
unit. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MDM-X4
Serial No.
For the customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
respecte toutes les exigences du
Réglement sur le matériel brouilleur du
Canada.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC |
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLI
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE F
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
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Precautions
On safety
* Caution - The use of optical
instruments with this product w
increase eye hazard.
e Should any liquid or solid object
into the unit, unplug the unit an
have the unit checked by qualific
personnel before operating it an:
further.
On power sources
* Before operating the unit, be sur:
the operating voltage of your un
identical with that of your local
power supply.
* Unplug the unit from the wall ov
if it is not to be used for an exten
period of time. To disconnect th
cord, pull it out by grasping the |
Never pull the cord itself.
* AC power cord must be changed
at the qualified service shop.
* The unit is not disconnected fron
AC power source (mains) as long
is connected to the wall outlet, ey
the unit itself has been turned off
On placement
* Place the multi track recorder in.
location with adequate ventilatio
prevent heat buildup in the mult
track recorder.
* Do not place the unit in an inclin
position.
* Do not place the unit in locations
where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
- Very humid
— Vibrating
- Subject to direct sunlight.
On cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panels and contr
with a soft cloth lightly moistened 1
a mild detergent solution. Do not u
any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder or solvent such as alcohol o
benzine.
epacking
not throw away the carton and the
packing material. This makes an ideal
container when transporting the unit.
When shipping the unit, repack it as it
was packed at the factory.
On operation
* [f the multi track recorder is brought
directly from a cold to a warm
location , or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the
lens inside the MD deck. Should this
occur, the system will not operate
properly. Remove the MD and leave
the system turned on for about an
hour until the moisture evaporates.
* When you move the system, take out
the disc.
On handling MDs
* Do not open the shutter to expose the
MD. Close the shutter inmediately if
the shutter opens.
* Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry
cloth to remove dirt.
* Do not expose the MD to direct
sunlight or heat sources such as hot
air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked
| a direct sunlight.
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Protecting a recorded MD
To record-protect an MD, slide open the
tab at the side of the MD so the tab is
concealed.
In this position, the MD cannot be
recorded. To record on the MD, slide
close the tab.
On requesting repairs
The nameplate is located on the bottom
exterior.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your unit that is not covered
in this manual, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
About This Manual
The following icon is used in this
manual:
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“Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Sony MD
Multi-Track Recorder. Before operating
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview of MDM-X4
Standard Recording Procedures... enn R EEE GE 4
Names and Functions of Parts
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Input and Output Jacks ..................e.e2eeeeeeee RE EEEEGE 11
Connections and Signal Flow
Connections for Recording .....................—....eeeiene ie eiii 13
Connecting MIDI Equipment .........................2. 200 Dee 14
MDM-X4 Signal Flow Diagram .............—.-—--+-+--+--00000e ee 14
Monitoring
Monitoring Preparations ..............coo eee 15
Monitoring Example essen e e 15
Setting Up the Operating Environment
System Settings ................—..meneeeeeenena s 17
hanging the Settings ...................+—-—-—-—--rrerer rn eee 18
Recording
Initial Recording ...................0.0.ereemeereee LD RD DR RR etes 19
Overdub Recording -.................e..e.0e0 ener eee 20
Auto Punch-In/Out Recording essen EEE EEK KERN EEK EEE rene eee 22
Manual Punch-In/Out Recording …….……...….….…....resrasermennennennennennnnmnnnnnnnes 25
Mix Write Recording (BASICS) …………….………cneceneennennennnennnnnnennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnûnü 27
Mix Write Recording (Applied Operations) ………...….………...……iecesareriencennençsers 28
Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)
Track Edit OvervieW .…..……….….….…irirenesresrenmemenessesneneensreseererescesences rates recense recente 31
opecitying the Locate Points ..…....……..…….……iscecreniersasentennne REEERET TEE 31
opying a Part (Track COPY) «o.oo, 33
Moving a Part (Track MOVe) o.com ines 34
Switching the Location of 2 Parts (Track Exchange) eee 35
Erasing a Part (Track Erase) .................—---.—m-eeeeeree0no ee een eee sentence 36
Changing the Construction of a Song (Section Edit)
Section Edit Overview .....................meemenmemice Ne 38
Specifying the Locate Points .….……………….…………imieniesnsennennnççnnçençnnnensensnnennns 38
oving a Section (Section Move) .....................—..-.—..1.m.000000e en 39
Switching the Location of 2 Sections (Section Exchange)... ee 40
Inserting Another Section (Section Insert) .....................—.————————ermmereieeene 41
Deleting a Section (Section Delete) .......................-........--1m0emicrm eee ET ee 42
Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
Song Edit Overview ………….……..….…….…eermenmeenensennennennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnennnnnnnnnnnnnnännns a
Copvying a Song (Song COPY) …….….……cresecesceenmersienenneensensens encerenenrenearenerrenascecencecenes
Moving a Song Son Move) EEERERERERRERERERKARERERKEREEEEREKERENERERERERELEREERERRERRERENEKKRAREKAREREREEEEEEEG 44
Changing the Song Order (Song Exchange)... 45
Dividing a Song (Song Divide) .……….…....…...….….…….…..…eecenecenennnennnnnnnnnnnn°°ms 46
Connecting 2 Songs (Song Combine)... eden 47
Deleting a Song (Song Delete) ………….……..…..….….…uiiiusenenennensnennennnnnnnnennnnns 48
Naming a Song (Song Name) .……….……..………….….……ereierereeenenennençenenennennçen sens, 49
Editing the Entire Disc (Disc Edit)
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Erasing the Disc Contents (Disc Erase) ................................0m000002000e eee 50
Naming the Disc (Disc Name) aus... EHESTEN tetera 51
Synchronization with MIDI Equipment
Advantages of Using MIDI ass ee 52
MIDI Synchronization Using MTC ..….…….….…..isciceceucseenmennenensennenennnnesçennnenn 52
MIDI Synchronization Using the MIDI Clock... r en E EEE 53
Controlling This Unit from Other MIDI Components Using MMC .............. 55
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Mixdown
Mixdown (Basics) ...............-.-..-....iemmeenenene nee eL reee eee 57
Mixdown (Applied Operations) .……………….….….…eeseneennnnennenennenennnenee 58
Additional Information
Troubleshooting .....................000 00D 60
Display Message List ………….….………imenmnnçennnençençnnennnnennnnennnnennnnennnnnnnnennn* 60
System Limitations of MIDS o.oo eee Ds 61
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Overview of MDM-X4
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1 Connect instruments, microphones, Track
effectors, (etc.) and prepare for 1 Drums
recording. 2 Bass
See “Connections and Signal Flow” (page 13) 3 Guitar
for details.
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2 Record the first track. й
Example : Record the drums to track 1. 5 You realize that a certain drum fill
See “Initial Recording” (page 19) for details. would sound better in a different
Track place.
Drums — 1 You can move, copy, or delete part of the song
For example, if the first and second chorus we
2 reversed, they can easily be switched.
3 See “Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)” (page
4 31) for details.
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3 Record another instrument on a 3
different track while listening to the 4
previously recorded track.
Example: Record the bass to track 2, the guitar
to track 3 and the vocals on track 4.
See “Overdub Recording” (page 20) for details.
Track
1 Drums
Bass —
2
Guitar — 3
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Vocal —
Overview of MIDM-X4
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| Other convenient functions
* Equipped with an easy to use Jog/Shuttle dial.
* The Auto Punch-In/Out function lets you rerecord
part of a song by enabling the record mode
automatically only during the part which you have
6 You decide you want to change the
structure of the song.
specified.
The edit functions let you add (or remove) an See “Auto Punch-In/Out Recording” (page 22) for
extra chorus or repeat the introduction in the details.
middle of the song (etc.) without having to * The Undo function lets you revert to the previous
rerecord. state when an edit operation doesn't produce the
See “Changing the Construction of a Song desired effect.
(Section Edit)” (page 38) for details. * Synchronization with other MIDI equipment 1s also
possible. In addition to the ability to synchronize this
unit with an external sequencer at start-up, you can
also remote control this unit from the sequencer
(with MMC compatible equipment only).
The synchronization functions also let you make
recordings by using a computer or sequencer to
mediate sounds from acoustic instruments, like
vocals or guitar, recorded on this unit with sounds
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+ Dub the tracks onto an external MD or The Pitch Control function enables precise speed
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Names and Functions of Parts
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[2] INPUT selector keys
The Mixer Allow you to select either LINE / MIC (sound from
INPUT CH jacks) or TRACK 1-4 (sound from the
Also refer to the “Block Diagram” on page 64. recorder) for input to mixer channels 1-4.
LINE/MIC : Use to input external sounds from an
instrument or microphone (etc.).
The Channel 1-4 Section TRACK 1-4: Use to input sounds played back fro
‚ the recorder.
The functions described are the same for each channel
1~4).
(1-4) [3] HIGH knobs
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[5] LOW knobs
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shelving type equalization.
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[6] AUX knobs
Adjust the level of the sound sent to the AUX bus
from the respective channel. Turn to “1” to outpu!
sound from the respective channel to AUX bus 1.
to “2” to output the sound from the respective ch:
to AUX bus 2.
When set to the center position, no sound is outpu
from either AUX bus.
[1] TRIM knobs | a ASSIGN keys
Allow you to adjust the level of the signals input into Determine which group bus the channels will be
the INPUT CH1-CH4 jacks approximately 40 dB. Turn assigned to (which track on the recorder they will
to the right to increase the input level. recorded to).
Normally, if you connect an instrument, turn to LINE; The channel signal is always connected to the ster
if you connect a microphone, turn to MIC. bus
Example: To assign the sounds from channels 2 a
to group bus 1. (To record them to trac
the recorder).
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AN knobs [3] LOW knob
Xajust the sound balance of the stereo or group bus. Adjusts the bass of the sound input to the INPUT 5/6
Turn towards “L” to move the sounds toward group jacks at the top of the unit. Provides a shelving type
bus 1 or 3 and the “L” side of the stereo bus. Turn equalization.
towards “R” to move the sounds toward group bus 2
or 4 and the “R” side of the stereo bus. [4] ASSIGN keys
Determines which group bus the sounds input to the
[9] Faders 1-4 INPUT 5/6 jacks at the top of the unit will be assigned
Adjust the volume of each channel. to (Which track on the recorder they will be recorded
to).
Channel 5 can only be assigned to group bus 1 or 3.
Channel 5,6 and MASTER Channel 6 can only be assigned to group bus 2 or 4.
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[5] BALANCE knob
Adjusts the relative balance of channels 5 and 6.
Rotate toward “L” to increase the volume of channel 5.
— Rotate toward “R” to increase the volume of channel 6.
[6] Fader 5/6
Simultaneously adjusts the volume of both channels 5
and 6.
RETURN knobs (1 and 2)
Adjust the volume of the sound input into the
RETURN 1 and 2 jacks at the top of the unit. (Return
sound is generally used for adding external effects.)
TI ASSIGN keys
Determine which group bus (1-4) the return sounds
will be assigned to (which track on the recorder they
will be recorded to).
Example: To assign the sounds from return 1 and 2 to
Fou bus 1 and 2. (To record them to tracks
1 and 2 on the recorder).
ASSIGN ASSIGN
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[1] MASTER AUX 1~2 knobs (O4 30
Press down
Names and Functions of Parts
[9] TRACK 1~4 knobs
Use to adjust the overall sound balance when
monitoring playback from the recorder (CUE monitor)
by turning the knob for each track as desired. When
using the CUE monitor function, be sure to press down
the monitor track setting CUE key (10) below).
Monitor Track Setting keys
Select the sound to be monitored.
1-2 : Press down to monitor the sound from group bus
1 and 2.
3-4 : Press down to monitor the sound from group bus
3 and 4.
CUE : Press down to monitor playback from the
recorder. Use the TRACK 1-4 knobs to adjust
volume of the individual tracks.
STEREO : Press down to monitor the sound from the
stereo bus.
MONITOR knob
Adjusts the volume of the sound output from the
MONITOR OUT jacks (on the rear panel) and the
HEADPHONES jack (on the front panel).
12) MASTER fader
Adjusts the volume of the stereo bus sound output
from the STEREO OUT jacks on the rear panel.
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REC SELECT 1-4 keys
Press to light the corresponding track indicator(s)
select the track(s) to be recorded. These keys also
function as in/out keys during manual punch-in/
recording.
[2] SHIFT key
Holding down this key when you press another ke
lets you carry out the function written below the
respective key.
EXAMPLE: The REPEAT kev
* When pressed alone, it
REPEAT functions as the REPEAT
Names and Functions of Parts
[an JT key
Sets the out point (edit end point).
[4] IN/DEST key
Sets the in point (edit start point).
Press while holding down SHIFT to set the destination
point (edit destination point).
[5] MARK key
Press to set a mark point (and the key starts blinking).
Press IN, OUT, DEST, or A~H while the MARK key is
blinking to set the mark point to the respective key.
This unit lets you assign up to 11 mark points using IN,
OUT, DEST, and A~H.
[6] Locate point keys
Press to recall mark points. To specify points E~H,
press the respective key while holding down SHIFT.
REC key
Press to enter record mode. The key blinks, to indicate
record pause mode. The key lights steadily when
recording.
[8] HE /D>D keys
] to locate the beginning of the previous or next
song. When adjusting a mark point, they can also be
used with the rehearsal function to switch between a
volume increase or decrease after the mark point.
[9] TOP key
Press once to locate the beginning of the first song on
the disc. Press again during stop mode to locate the
beginning of the unrecorded (blank) part of the disc.
10) 3 PLAY key
Starts playback. Lights during playback.
(11! E STOP key
Stops recording or playback.
Hold down this key and press the B= PLAY key to
activate the IN-OUT playback mode and play back the
section between the IN and OUT points repeated!y.
Pressing this key during stop mode to write the TOC
data* to the disc.
(13 & EJECT key
Press to remove the disc.
If the TOC data* has not been written to the disc, it will
be written automatically before the disc is ejected.
* 1 Must write the TOC data to disc after a
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38 and 44 for details.
Disc insertion slot
REPEAT /DISPLAY key
Press to activate the repeat playback mode. The repeat
mode changes as follows each time you press the key:
* REPEAT : Repeats all the songs on the disc.
* REPEAT 1 : Repeats the current song.
* 1: Plays the current song once. After playback, the
unit locates the beginning of the song.
* (no indicator) : Off. Plays all of the songs on the disc.
Press while holding down SHIFT to change the display
mode as follows:
* Time Mode : Shows the counter display in time.
* Bar Mode : Shows the counter display in bars.
* Remaining Mode : Shows the amount time which
can be recorded remaining on the disc.
Note
Numbers will not be displayed in bar mode, if no tempo
information is input.
[15] EDIT key
Press to enter Edit mode. Edit mode can only be
entered when the disc is in stop mode.
[16] SYSTEM key
This key has two functions.
* System setting
Press when making system settings to enter the
system settings. See “Changing a Setting” (page 18)
for details.
e Pitch Control
Press while holding down SHIFT to turn the
recording / playback pitch control “on”. Press again
while holding down SHIFT to turn the recording/
playback pitch control “off”.
Pitch control “on” : Recording or playback is
conducted in the preset pitch. (“Vari Pitch” is
displayed.)
Pitch control “off” : Recording or playback is
conducted in the normal pitch. (“Fixed Pitch” is
displayed.)
See “System Settings” (page 17) for details on the
pitch setting.
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Names and Functions of Parts
RHSL (Rehearsal) key
This key has two functions:
* Record rehearsal (rehearsal function)
Press during record pause mode to cause the
indicator to blink and set this unit to operate as if it
were recording, without actually recording. This is
called rehearsal mode. (Rehearsal mode can also be
activated by pressing RHSL when the AUTO
PUNCH key is lit.)
During record rehearsal, all other operations will
function as if the unit was recording. This provides a
convenient way to practice without actually
recording.
Press IN STOP to cancel the rehearsal mode.
Rehearsal mode, however, is not activated when
recording a new song.
* Locate point adjustment (locate adjust function)
Press to light the indicator and repeat the section just
before and after the current locate point. The repeat
time is specified in the roll time setting. Turning the
JOG dial during rehearsal lets you adjust the position
of the locate point.
Press IM STOP to cancel the locate adjust mode.
See “Correcting the position of the locate point”
(page 32) for details.
Note
During locate adjust mode the counter value does not
change to reflect the position of the playback sound.
Use JOG or SHUTTLE to adjust the counter value/ position
of the respective locate point. However, if you do not
register the new value as a mark point it will be erased after
the adjustment.
UNDO key
Erases the previous edit or auto punch-in/out
operation and returns the data to its original status.
See “Using the Undo Function” (pages 24, 31, 38, 43)
for details.
19 ENTER key
Press to carry out the selected operation (etc.).
EXIT key
Press to cancel the selected operation or to exit the edit
mode.
21 AUTO PUNCH key
Use to select the auto punch-in/out function.
22 Jog dial (Jog/Shuttle dial)
Use to search (find a specific point within a song),
select items from menus, set parameters, and adjust
locate point positions (etc.).
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[1] Level meters
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During playback : Display the output levels of eact
track on the disc.
During recording : Display the input levels of the
track(s) being recorded.
During stop mode or when no disc is inserted :
Displays the volume of group bus 1-4.
* L, R
Displays the volume of the stereo bus.
[2] Counter display
Displays the time (minute/ second / frame) or bar (bar
beat/ clock).
[3] MMC indicator
Lights when the unit can receive MMC (MIDI Machin
Control) signals.
[4] REPEAT indicator
Light during repeat playback.
“REPEAT” lights when repeating all the songs on the
disc, “"REPEAT1” lights when repeating one song.
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[5] indicator
Lights during edit operations (track, section, song,
disc).
[6] indicator
Lights during system setting operations.
© indicators
Lights to indicate that the respective track was selected
for recording using the REC SELECT keys. The track
number corresponds to the group bus number.
Title display area
Displays the song or disc title, as well as edit menu
information.
[9] SYNC-OUT indicator
Displays the currently selected output synchronization.
See pages 17 and 52~56 for details.
MIDI-CLK : Lights when the MIDI clock is being
output.
MTC : Lights when the MIDI time code is being
output.
17 ‘OUT PLAY indicator
Ligrrs during IN/OUT playback.
[11] Track display indicator
Displays the source track during editing.
Names and Functions of Parts
Input and Output Jacks
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TRACK 1~4 output jacks
Output the sound from tracks 1~4 of the recorder.
The TRACK 1~4 jacks output the signals for each track
as they were recorded onto the disc.
Previously recorded signals are played back and
output, even when the recorder is recording.
[2] RETURN 1 / 2 (L (MONO) /R) input jacks
Use to input signals from external sources.
For example, when sending a sound modified by an
external effect back to the mixer.
Use the L (MONO) jack when inputting monaural
signals.
[3] CH 1~6 input jacks
Use to input sounds to channels 1~6. The CH 1~4 jacks
are for signals from microphones or line level sources.
The CH 5 and 6 jacks are for line level signals only.
Channel 1 and 2 allow direct connection of XLR type
plugs. (Channels 1 and 2 are balanced inputs for both
XLR and standard plugs.)
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Names and Functions of Parts
[4] OUTPUT AUX 1/2 jacks
Output sound for use as the send output. After adding
an outboard effect to the sound output from these
jacks, use the RETURN 1/2 (L/R) jacks to input it back
to this unit.
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[1] MIDI THRU jack
Outputs the same signal input to the MIDI IN jack.
[2] MIDI OUT jack
Outputs the MIDI signal. Connect to the MIDI IN jack
of another piece of MIDI equipment.
[3] MIDI IN jack
Inputs the signals output from the MIDI OUT jack of
another piece of MIDI equipment.
[4] Power switch
Use to turn the power of this unit on and off.
[5] MONITOR OUT jack
Outputs the sound of the monitor bus. Connect to a
pair of monitor speakers or an amplifier.
See “Connections for Recording” (page 13) for details.
[6] STEREO OUT jack
Outputs the sound of the stereo bus. Connect to a DAT
deck (etc.) during mixdown.
See “Connections for Recording” (page 13) for details.
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Connect a pair of headphones with a standard type
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For connecting external switches, such as a foot swit
(etc.).
See “System Settings” (page 17) for details regarding
the functions which can be controlled.
You can use either _f or № Туре foot switches. Whe:
the power is turned on, this unit registers the curren
position of the connected pedal as “OFF”.
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Connections for Recording
Connect instruments, microphones, and amp and
headphones for monitoring as shown below.
Instruments or microphones
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Do the following when connecting an external effector
to input the return sound.
To output sound to the effector : Use the AUX 1 or
AUX 2 jacks on the top panel of this unit.
T “putsound from the effector (return sound) : Use
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of this unit.
External amplifier and speakers
From the MONITOR OUT jacks
on the rear panel of this unit
From the HEADPHONES jacks
on the front panel of this unit
Headphones for monitoring
Turning on the Power
After you have completed all connections, connect the
power cord from this unit to a wall outlet.
Connections and Signal Flow
Connecting MIDI Equipment
Connect MIDI equipment as shown in the following
diagram.
For details regarding connections for synchronized
operation with a sequencer (etc.), see “Synchronization
with MIDI Equipment” (pages 52~56).
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This unit's 6 channel inputs and 2 stereo return inputs
are connected to group bus 1-4 and stereo bus L/R.
(For group bus 1-4 use the ASSIGN keys to assign the
input sound to a group bus. The channel signals are
always connected to the stereo bus. In cases where you
do not want to mix the signals to the stereo bus, lower
the faders for the respective channels to “0”.)
When monitoring, you can select group bus 1-2, group
bus 3-4, stereo bus, or TRACK 1-4 OUTPUT (CUE
bus).
For details on how to monitor, see “Monitoring
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signals as necessary.
Group 1, 2 : Select to monitor mixer group bus 1 and
2. The sound from group bus 1 is localized in the L
(left) channel and the sound from group bus 2 is
localized in the R (right) channel. When recording,
select to monitor the sound being recorded.
Group 3, 4 : Select to monitor mixer group bus 3 and
4. The sound from group bus 3 is localized in the L
(left) channel and the sound from group bus 4 is
localized in the R (right) channel. When recording,
select to monitor the sound being recorded.
CUE : Select to listen to all the sound recorded on
the disc. You can adjust the volume level of the
individual tracks using the TRACK 1-4 knobs
located above the MONITOR keys. (All tracks are
heard in mono.) When recording, the track being
recorded is muted.
STEREO : Select to listen to the sound of the mixer's
stereo bus. For use during mixdown (etc.).
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EXAMPLE 1: Monitoring the sound from
group bus 1 and 2 (during recording, etc.)
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EXAMPLE 2: Monitoring the sound being
recorded to tracks 3 and 4 while
monitoring the sound of tracks 1 and 2
(during overdubbing, etc.)
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IMC setting (MMC)
his sets the MMC (MIDI Machine Control) reception.
2e page 55 for details about MMC.
Ef : No reception. Use this setting when using this unit
by itself.
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signals.
evice ID setting (Dev ID)
ts‘ MMC ID number. It can be set to any number
twa 0 and 126. When this unit receives ID = 127
gnals, they are registered as a valid signals regardless
this unit's ID setting.
/nchronized output source setting (Sync)
>ts the Synchronized output source. See pages 52 and
3 for details about synchronization.
tf : Does not output a synchronization signal
[TC (MIDI Time Code) : When using the MTC for
synchronization.
[CLK (MIDI Clock) : When using the MIDI clock for
synchronization.
TC frame number setting (Frame)
2ts the MTC frame number (per second). You can
lect either 25 or 30 non-drop frames.
ssignable switch 1, 2 setting (Sw-1, Sw-2)
llows you to assign one of the following commands
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SSIGN SW1 or SW2 jack on the front panel.
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eclO : Press once for the same function as the REC
key (punch-in). Press again for the same function as
the P= PLAY key (punch-out). This setting allows
you to conduct punch in-out recording from an
external switch.
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Pre-roll/Post-roll setting (Roll)
Allows you to set the pre-roll/post-roll time used
during rehearsal (locate point adjustment) and auto
punch-in/out operations in 1 second increments. It is
adjustable from 1 to 10 seconds.
Undo function on/off setting (Undo)
This determines whether the undo function will be on
or off when you use auto punch-in/out. During edit
mode, however, the undo function is always on.
Changing this setting also changes the redo function
(that allows you to undo the undo) setting is also
changed at the same time.
off : Turns off the undo function
on: Turns on the undo function
The indicator on the UNDO key has the following
meanings:
GREEN : You can use the undo function.
(blinking) : Preparing to carry out the undo
function.
RED : Undo (or Redo) has been carried out.
(off) : You cannot use the undo function (such as
when the previous operation cannot be undone
(etc.)).
See page 24 for details about using the undo function
with the auto punch-in/out function.
Note
Do to the limitations of this system, if the blank space on
the disc becomes too small it may not be possible to use
the undo function even if it is set to “on”. In this case, the
indicator on the UNDO key will be off. Be sure to check
whether this indicator is on or off before performing an
edit operations.
Recordable track number setting (Rec)
This sets the number of tracks to be used on the disc.
The number of tracks selected is effective the next time
a song is recorded. During playback, the number of
tracks is selected automatically according to the source
disc.
The selectable tracks also differ depending on the type
of disc you use (MD DATA or music MD).
Rec Mode Usable Recording Usable
tracks time Discs
4 1-4 37 min. MD DATA
2 1,2 74 min. MD DATA,
Music MD
1 1 148 min. MD DATA,
Music MD
Note
The Rec Mode automatically switches to 2 track for music
MDs (even if it was previously set to the 4 track mode).
After recording on a music MD, be sure to reset the Rec
Mode to 4 track when you want to make a 4 track recording
using a MD DATA disc.
Setting Up the Operating Environment
Rehearsal mode setting (RHSL)
This setting lets you determine whether the volume Cha nging a Setting
will increase or decrease after the locate point when
adjusting the position of a locate point with the
rehearsal function. See page 32 for details about locate
point adjustment.
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display. 3 Press EXIT.
The item starts blinking again.
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To reset this unit to the original factory
settings
1 Turn off the power to this unit.
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back on.
The power comes on and “Initialized” appears ir
the display. The system settings are reset to the
original factory settings.
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This shows you how to record the very first track onto
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level which can be monitored.
7 Use the fader to adjust the recording level.
Play a relatively loud phrase and make
adjustments by watching the level meter for the
track you want to record.
If necessary, you can use the TRIM knob to adjust
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Adjust the recording level so that the CLIP
indicator does not light.
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Recording begins
3 When you've finished playing, press ll STOP.
This unit automatically goes to the beginning of
the recorded song.
It takes a few seconds for the unit to process the
information after pressing Il STOP.
Please note that the length of the song is fixed at
the point where the initial recording ends.
Note
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Adjust the recording level so that the CLIP
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When you've finished playing, press Bl STOP.
If you press Bl STOP in the middle of the song,
recording stops at that counter position.
If you do not press IM STOP in the middle of the
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the song and the beginning of the song is recalled
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Adjust the monitor volume using the respective
TRACK knobs and the MONITOR knob.
Press > PLAY.
Playback begins.
Make sure the CLIP indicator on the level meter
does not light.
To rerecord
Follow the “Recording” procedure to the left.
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Auto Punch-In/Out Recording
You can rerecord a certain portion of a previously
recorded track. This is called punch-in/out recording.
With this unit allows for 2 kinds of punch-in/out
recording; auto punch-in/ out, where you specify the
section you desire and the unit punches in/out
automatically, and manual punch-in/out, where you
time the performance and punch-in/out manually at
the positions you desire.
With auto punch-in/out recording, only the space
between the in and out points is recordable. Therefore,
you can play normally over the track but only the
specified phrase will be rerecorded. The other parts of
the track remain untouched.
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record start (punch in) and record stop (punch out)
positions. The punch-in/out positions must be set
within the same song. Also, be sure to set the out point
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3 Atthe point you want to stop recording, press
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Play a relatively loud phrase and make
adjustments by watching the level meter for the
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If necessary, you can use the TRIM knob to adjust
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Adjust the recording level so that the CLIP
indicator does not light.
Adjust the TRIM knob so that the proper level is
obtained when the fader is set between 7 and 8 to
achieve good frequency characteristics.
Rehearsing the punch-in/out
You can check to make sure the record start (punch in)
and record stop (punch out) positions are correct
before starting punch-in/out recording. (rehearsal
function)
When the rehearsal function is operative, the specified
section is muted through the CUE monitor (the actual
sound has not been erased). If the settings are incorrect
re-specify the in and out points until the correct section
has been specified. See “Correcting the position of the
locate point” (page 32) for details.
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mode.
The indicator on AUTO PUNCH lights up.
REC and the indicator on RHSL start blinking,
and the unit enters record pause mode.
When “Undo Function On/Off” in the system
settings is set to “on”, the indicator on the UNDO
key changes accordingly.
2 —ress the REC SELECT key for the track to be
recorded.
Playback starts pre-rolling from a point slightly
before the punch-in position in accordance with
the “Pre-roll/Post-roll” system setting.
Start of playback Punch in position
Pre-roll time setting
When using CUE monitor, the sound between the
punch-in and punch-out positions of the track to
be recorded (the track whose REC SELECT key
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Rehearsal post-rolls to a point slightly after the
punch out position in accordance with the “Pre-
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Once rehearsal has stopped, the disc
automatically returns to the original point where
the AUTO PUNCH key was pressed.
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To stop in the middle of rehearsal
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The indicator on AUTO PUNCH lights.
REC and the indicator on RHSL start blinking,
and the unit enters record pause mode.
When “Undo Function On/Off” in the system
settings is set to “on”, the indicator on the UNDO
key changes accordingly.
2 Press RHSL to cancel rehearsal mode.
When “Undo Function On/Off” in the system
settings is set to “on”, and undo is possible, the
unit proceeds to back up the data.
3 Press B PLAY.
Playback begins. Play together with the
previously recorded performance.
When the recorder arrives at the preset punch-in
position, record mode is activated automatically
and the input sound is recorded on the specified
track up to the punch-out point. When the
recorder reaches the punch-out point, recording
stops automatically, but playback continues until
the post-roll point is reached.
When playback is stopped the player
automatically returns to the original point.
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1 Turn the jog dial to set the counter to the point
you want to hear.
Les Pressing the IN key automatically locates the punch
point.
2 Press CUE to prepare for monitoring.
Adjust the monitor volume using the respectiv
TRACK knobs and the MONITOR knob.
3 Press MP PLAY.
Playback begins.
Make sure the CLIP indicator on the level met:
does not light.
To rerecord
Follow the “Recording” procedure to the left.
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Using the UNDO function with auto
punch-in/out recording
You can undo the punch-in/out immediately afte
execution if the system UNDO setting Is set to “or
and the undo indicator is lit green.
To carry out the undo function, press UNDO.
Pressing undo again lets you redo the undone
section (redo function).
Note
Carrying out another edit operation, starting a recordi
or removing the disc after carrying out the undo or req
functions will make it impossible to undo the previous
edit operation.
Notes about the color of the indicator on the UND(
key.
The color which the indicator on the UNDO key
lights shows the current status. (Sometimes the
indicator is off).
GREEN : undo is possible. (Redo has been carrie
out.)
RED : undo has been carried out
(blinking) : in the process of carrying out the un
(or redo) function.
(off) : undo is not possible. (In cases where the
« previous operation cannot be undone (etc.).)
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Manual Punch-In/Out
Recording
Manual punch-in/out recording is when you start and
stop recording manually with the appropriate timing
instead of presetting the section to be recorded.
EXAMPLE: To punch-in/out a section on track 1.
Before punch-in/out After punch-in/out
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1 Set the INPUT switch for the channel to which
you will input the instrument or microphone
sound to LINE/MIC (up position).
2 Set the fader for the channel to which you will
input the sound to about 7 or 8.
3 Use the ASSIGN switch and PAN knobs to direct
the sound to the group path you want to record.
4 Press the monitor track set key corresponding to
the group path number you selected in step 3.
> Press CUE, then turn the TRACK knob
corresponding to the track containing the
recorded sound you want to hear while recording
to adjust the sound to a level which can be
monitored.
Use the MONITOR knob to adjust the monitor
level.
6 Use the fader to adjust the recording level.
Play a relatively loud phrase and make
adjustments by watching the level meter for the
track you want to record.
If necessary, you can use the TRIM knob to adjust
the recording level and equalizer.
Adjust the recording level so that the CLIP
indicator does not light.
Adjust the TRIM knob so that the proper level is
obtained when the fader is set between 7 and 8 to
achieve good frequency characteristics.
Recording
(1) Using the REC key to punch-in/out.
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group path you want to record to specify the track
to be recorded.
2 Turn the jog dial to set the counter to a position
before the point where you want to start
recording, then press B= PLAY.
Playback begins.
3 When you reach the point where you want to start
recording (the punch in point), press REC.
The REC key lights up and recording begins.
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4 Press B PLAY when you reach the point where Checking the Recording
you want to stop recording (the punch out point).
The REC key goes out and the unit stops
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1 Turn the jog dial to set the counter to the poi
you want to hear.
2 Press CUE to prepare for monitoring.
Adjust the monitor volume using the respect:
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The REC key start blinking and the unit switches
to record pause mode.
2 Press B PLAY.
Playback starts, while the REC key continues
blinking.
3 When you reach the point where you want to start
recording (the punch in point), press the REC
SELECT key for the track you want to record.
The REC key lights steadily and recording begins
on the specified track.
4 When you reach the point where you want to stop
recording (the punch out point), press REC
SELECT key for the track being recorded or press
the > PLAY key.
The REC key starts blinking, or goes out, and the
unit stops recording and switches to playback
mode.
5 Press STOP.
Playback ends.
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Mix Write Recording (Basics) to direct the sound to track 1.
(Set the chorus vocals input from channel 2 to be
You can record other sounds on top of a previously recorded on track 1.)
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with the original vocals and recorded to track 1.
4 Press down the channel 1 INPUT switch.
(Input the playback sound from the recorder
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knob to adjust the recording level.
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position). 8 Press » PLAY.
(Set channel 2 to receive the input sound). Playback begins.
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balance between the vocals and chorus to be
recorded on track 1.
You may also need to adjust the monitor balance
at this time.
Press the M STOP key after making the necessary
adjustments.
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where the recording will begin.
1 Press the REC SELECT key for track 1.
This makes it possible tO record on track 1.
Recording
1 Press REC.
The unit switches to record pause mode.
2 Press W PLAY.
Recording begins.
Play together with the previously recorded
performance.
3 When you've finished playing, press ll STOP.
Checking the Recording
1
Turn the jog dial to set the counter to the point
you want to hear.
2 Press CUE to prepare for monitoring.
Adjust the monitor volume using the respective
TRACK knobs and the MONITOR knob.
3 Press Bm PLAY.
Playback begins.
Make sure the CLIP indicator on the level meter
does not light.
Mix Write Recording (Applied
Operations)
Mix write also comes in handy in a variety of other
situations not mentioned on the previous pages. In th
section we will provide 2 additional examples of mix
write recording.
EXAMPLE 1: Recording the sound from
tracks 1-4 to track 4 (Ping Pong Recording
Recording the previously recorded sound from tracks
1-4 onto track 4.
This allows you to use tracks 1-3 as blank tracks tor
recording other parts.
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press 3-4).
* Turn the MONITOR knob and the TRACK
knob(s) to adjust the sound to a level that can be
monitored.
5 Press > PLAY.
Playback begins.
6 Use the faders for channels 1~4 to adjust the
ord balance of the sound to be recorded on
“rack 4.
You may also need to adjust the monitor balance
at this time.
Press the IN STOP key after making the necessary
adjustments.
7 Turn the jog dial to locate the point on the counter
where the recording will begin.
8 Press-the REC SELECT key for track 4.
This makes it possible to record on track 4.
Recording
1 Press REC.
The unit switches to record pause mode.
2 Press > PLAY.
Recording begins.
Play together with the previously recorded
performance.
3 When you've finished playing, press B STOP.
Checking the Recording
1 Turn the jog dial to set the counter to the point
you want to hear.
2 Press CUE to prepare for monitoring.
Adjust the monitor volume using the respective
TRACK knobs and the MONITOR knob.
3 Press B PLAY.
Playback begins.
Make sure the CLIP indicator on the level meter
does not light.
EXAMPLE 2: Recording the sound from
tracks 1~4 to tracks 1 and 2 (Bounce
Recording)
Recording the previously recorded sound from tracks
1~4 in a stereo mix to tracks 1 and 2.
This allows you to use tracks 3 and 4 as blank tracks for
recording other parts.
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(Set the playback sounds input from the recorder
to channels 1~4 to be recorded on tracks 1 and 2.)
4 Prepare the monitor.
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the group path selected in step 3 (In this case,
press 1-2).
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knob(s) to adjust the sound to a level that can be
monitored.
5 Press PLAY.
Playback begins.
6 Use the faders for channels 1-4 to adjust the
record balance of the sound to be recorded on
tracks 1 and 2.
You may also need to adjust the monitor balance
at this time.
Press the IN STOP key after making the necessary
adjustments.
7 Turn the jog dial to locate the point on the counter
where the recording will begin.
8 Press the REC SELECT key for tracks 1 and 2.
This makes it possible to record on tracks 1 and 2.
Recording
1 Press REC.
The unit switches to record pause mode.
2 Press PLAY.
Recording begins.
Play together with the previously recorded
performance.
3 When you've finished playing, press 8 STOI
Checking the Recording
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Turn the jog dial to set the counter to the poi
you want to hear.
Press CUE to prepare for monitoring.
Adjust the monitor volume using the respect
TRACK knobs and the MONITOR knob.
Press DP PLAY.
Playback begins.
Make sure the CLIP indicator on the level m
does not light.
Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)
ck Edit Overview
The track editing operations let you specify a part (an
arbitrary section of an arbitrary track) and copy it over
another part, move it to another position, or remove
the sound from it. You can also switch the positions of
two parts.
Additionally, you can edit between different songs as
well as within the same song.
The track editing functions consist of the following:
* Track Copy (duplicating a part) — page 33
* Track Move (moving a part) — page 34
* Track Exchange (switching the positions of 2 parts)
— page 35
* Track Erase (erasing a part) — page 36
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Using the Undo Function with track
editing operations
You can undo an edit immediately after execution if
the undo indicator is lit green.
~arry out the undo function, press UNDO.
\_ -sing undo again lets you redo the undone edit
operation (redo function).
Note
Carrying out another edit operation, starting a recording,
or removing the disc after carrying out the undo or redo
functions will make it impossible to undo the previous
edit operation.
Notes about the color of the indicator on the UNDO
key.
The color which the indicator on the UNDO key
lights shows the current status. (Sometimes the
indicator is off).
GREEN : undo is possible. (Redo has been carried
out.)
RED : undo has been carried out
(blinking) : in the process of carrying out the undo
(or redo) function.
(off) : undo is not possible. (In cases where the
previous operation cannot be undone (etc.).)
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Specifying the Locate Points
Before editing, it is necessary to specity the locate
points (edit points). There are the following eleven
types of locate points:
e IN (edit start) point
Represents the beginning of the part to be edited.
* OUT (edit end) point
Represents the end of the part to be edited.
* DEST (edit destination) point
Represents the place where the part will be copied to
during the copy operation (etc.).
* A~H points
Additional arbitrary locate points (not used for
editing operations).
IN point DEST (destination) point
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Setting edit points by specifying the time/
bar
Use the following procedure when you know the
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1 Turn the jog dial during stop mode to display the
time/bar you desire.
Holding down the SHIFT key and pressing the
DISPLAY key lets you switch the display between
time and bars.
To select the desired song, use the Het and PD
keys.
Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)
2 Press MARK.
The indicator on the MARK key starts blinking.
3 Press the key for the locate point you desire.
* IN point : Press IN.
* OUT point : Press OUT.
e DEST (destination) point : Hold down the
SHIFT key and press IN.
* A-D (E-H) points : Press A-D (Hold down the
SHIFT key and press A-D).
The time/bar in the display is set as the respective
locate point.
Setting edit points while listening to the
sound being played back
Use the following procedure to set locate points while
listening to the sound being played back.
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Playback begins.
2 Press MARK before setting the locate point.
The indicator on the MARK key starts blinking.
3 Press the key for the locate point you desire.
IN point : Press IN.
* OUT point : Press OUT.
DEST (destination) point : Hold down the
SHIFT key and press IN.
* A-D (E-H) points : Press A~D (Hold down the
SHIFT key and press A~D).
The locate point is set at the place where you
press the IN, OUT ,DEST or A~D (E~H) key.
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The time /bar for the respective locate point
appears in the display.
Press RHSL.
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playback repeats around the locate point.
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The locate point moves in proportion to the same time.
rotation of the jog dial each time the section is
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4 Press MARK.
The indicator on the MARK key starts blinking. Г Destination point
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5 Press the key for the locate point you desire. Track 1
Playback stops and the locate point is set to the Track 2
new position. Track 3
Track 4
To stop before completing the correction
Press IM STOP to stop playback. The original sound recorded after the destination point
is erased and rewritten by the part between the in and
out points.
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edit operation.
* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
* DEST (destination) point : the beginning of the part
to be rewritten.
See “Specifying the Location Points” (page 31) for
details on how to set the location points.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Trak Copy” appears in
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking in
the display.
3 Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the setting you desire.
This determines which tracks the part will be
copied from and which tracks the part will be
copied to.
Use the jog dial to specify the copy destination
track numbers in the space underneath the track
indicator(s) ( W mark) for the partto be copied.
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To set other tracks press ENTER and proceed to
the next step.
Press EXIT to return to the original settings.
If you do not want to specify any tracks, leave the
destination track number display empty.
3 Press ENTER.
Once all the track settings have been displayed
“OK?” appears in the display.
6 Press ENTER again.
The selected part is copied.
lf you do not wish to carry out the edit operation,
press EXIT.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
7 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Note
It is not possible to set the destination point between the in
and out points when copying to the same track.
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Moving a Part (Track Move)
You can move part of a track to a different position in
different track.
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Set the following locate points before carrying out the
edit operation.
* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
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3 s ENTER.
Tre edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the setting you desire.
This determines which tracks the part will be
moved to.
Use the jog dial to display the move destination
track numbers in the space below the move origin
track number indicator(s) ( W mark).
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To set other tracks press ENTER and proceed to
the next step.
Press EXIT to return to the original settings.
If you do not want to specify any tracks, leave the
destination track number display empty.
3 Press ENTER.
Once all the track settings have been displayed,
“OK?” appears in the display.
6 Press ENTER again.
2 selected part is copied.
you do not wish to carry out the edit operation,
press EXIT.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
7 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Note
It is not possible to set the destination point between the in
and out points when moving within the same track.
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Switching the Locations of 2
Parts (Track Exchange)
You can switch the location one part of a track with
another part of any other track.
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OUT point
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Preparations
Set the following locate points before carrying out the
edit operation.
* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
e OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
e DEST (destination) point : the beginning of the part
to be rewritten.
See “Specifying the Locate Points” (page 31) for details
on how to set the location points.
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The name of the edit function starts blinking in
the display.
Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)
3 Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the setting you desire.
This determines which tracks the parts will be
exchanged to.
Use the jog dial to display the exchange
destination track number(s) below the exchange
origin track number indicator(s) ( W mark).
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To set other tracks press ENTER and proceed to
the next step.
Press EXIT to return to the original settings.
[f you do not want to specify any tracks, leave the
destination track number display empty.
5 Press ENTER.
Once all the track settings have been displayed,
“OK?” appears in the display.
6 Press ENTER again.
The selected part is copied.
If you do not wish to carry out the edit operation,
press EXIT.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
7 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Note
Itis not possible to set the edit points to exchange
overlapping parts.
Erasing a Part (Track Erase)
You can erase part of a track. The part which was
erased becomes a part with no sound.
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Preparations
Set the following locate points before carrying out the
edit operation.
* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
See “Specifying the Locate Points” (page 31) for details
on how to set the location points.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Trak Erase” appears in
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The name of the edit function starts blinking in
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Editing Part of a Song (Track Edit)
3 ss ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the setting you desire.
This determines which tracks the part will be
erased from.
Use the jog dial to display the track number(s)
containing the part(s) to be erased below the
respective track number indicator(s) ( W mark).
Example display:
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To set other tracks press ENTER and proceed to
the next step.
Press EXIT to return to the original settings.
If you do not want to specify a track, leave an
empty space below the respective track number
indicator.
> Press ENTER.
“OK?” appears in the display.
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wa Selected part is copied.
If you do not wish to carry out the edit operation,
press EXIT.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
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This completes the edit operation.
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Section Edit Overview
The section editing operations let you specify sections
common to all 4 tracks and move them to other
positions in the song, duplicate them, or remove them.
You can also switch the positions of two sections.
The section editing functions consist of the following:
* Section Move (moving a section) — page 39
* Section Exchange (switching 2 sections) — page 40
* Section Insert (duplicating and inserting a section)
— page 41
* Section Delete (for deleting a section) — page 42
Notes
* It is not possible to perform recording operations, such as
punch-in/out recording on a song that has been modified
with section editing.
In order to perform punch-in/out recording operations
after a song has been edited, you must copy the entire
song, then record or edit the copied version of the song.
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been modified with the section edit function.
See “Copying a Song (Song Copy)” on page 43 for details
on how to copy a song.
Short sections* cannot be edited. This is due to the nature
of the MD system, and is not a malfunction.
* With 4 tracks = less than approximately 4 seconds.
With 2 tracks = less than approximately 8 seconds.
With 1 track = less than approximately 16 seconds.
e Section editing is only complete once the TOC data has
been updated. You can update the TOC data by pressing
STOP during stop mode. The TOC data is also updated
automatically when the disc is ejected. Therefore, always
eject the disc before turning off the power. Not only is
there a danger of loosing the song being edited, there is
also a possibility of loosing the contents of the entire
disc.
Changing the Construction of a Song (Section Edit)
Using the Undo Function with section
editing operations
You can undo an edit immediately after executic
the undo indicator is lit green.
To carry out the undo function, press UNDO.
Pressing undo again lets you redo the undone ec
operation (redo function).
Note
Carrying out another edit operation, starting a recorc
or removing the disc after carrying out the undo or r
functions will make it impossible to undo the previo
edit operation.
Notes about the color of the indicator on the UNE
key.
The color which the indicator on the UNDO key
lights shows the current status. (Sometimes the
indicator is off).
GREEN : undo is possible. (Redo has been carri
out.)
RED : undo has been carried out
(blinking) : in the process of carrying out the ur
(or redo) function.
(off) : undo is not possible. (In cases where the
previous operation cannot be undone (etc.).)
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Specifying the Locate Point:
Before editing, it is necessary to specify the locate
points (edit points). There are the following, three
of locate points:
e IN (edit start) point :
Represents the beginning of the section to be ec
* OUT (edit end) point :
Represents the end of the section to be edited.
e DEST (edit destination) point :
Represents the edit destination for move, exche
and insert operations.
See “Specifying the Locate Points” on page 31 for
details on how to set the location points.
Notes |
* Be sure to set the out point at a higher number than
pont.
* Be sure to set the punch-in/out positions within the
song.
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“loving a Section (Section
Move)
You can move a section to a different place in the song.
The section to be moved is inserted at the point
specified by the destination point.
IN point
OUT point
[ Destination point
The selected section is moved.
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the destination point.
Preparations
*t the following locate points before carrying out the
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* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
* DEST (destination) point : the beginning of the part
to be rewritten.
See “Specifying the Location Points” (page 31) for
details on how to set the location points.
Editing Operation
| Press EDIT.
~ appears in the display.
2 Turn the jog dial so that “Sect Move” appears in
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking in
the display.
3 Press ENTER.
“OK?” appears in the display.
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4 Press ENTER again.
The selected edit operation is carried out.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
3 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Changing the Construction of a Song (Section Edit)
Switching the Locations of 2
Sections (Section Exchange)
You can switch the location of two sections.
IN point
OUT point
Г Destination point
The selected sections
are exchanged.
Preparations
Set the following locate points before carrying out the
edit operation.
* IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
e DEST (destination) point : the beginning of the part
to be rewritten.
See “Specifying the Locate Points” (page 31) for details
on how to set the location points.
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“OK?” appears in the display.
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4 Press ENTER again.
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When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in successio!
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
5 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Note
It is not possible to set the destination point between the ir
and out points.
Changing the Construction of a Song (Section Edit)
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Inserting Another Section
(Section Insert)
This function lets you copy a section and insert it at
another place in the song.
IN point
OUT point
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The original section is copied and
inserted at the destination point.
Preparations
Set the following locate points before carrying out the
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OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
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See “Specifying the Locate Points” (page 31) for details
on how to set the location points.
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Press ENTER.
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Press ENTER again.
The selected edit operation is carried out.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Changing the Construction of a Song (Section Edit)
Deleting a Section (Section
Delete)
This function lets you delete a section of the song.
IN point
[ OUT point
The specified section is deleted
and the in and out points are
joined together.
Preparations
Set the following locate points before carrying out the
edit operation.
IN point : the beginning of the part to be copied.
* OUT point : the end of the part to be copied.
See “Specifying the Locate Points” (page 31) for details
on how to set the location points.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Sect Delete” appears in
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The name of the edit function starts blinking in
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3 Press ENTER.
“OK?” appears in the display.
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Press ENTER again.
The selected edit operation is carried out.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit t
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
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he following sections show you how to divide a
ompleted song and connect 2 adjacent songs (etc.) so
ou can easily locate the positions you desire on the
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he following is a list of song editing functions :
Song Copy (copying a song) — page 43
Song Move (moving a song ) — page 44
- Song Exchange (switching the positions of 2 songs)
— page 45
Song Divide (dividing 1 song into 2 different songs)
— page 46
' Song Combine (combining 2 songs) — page 47
+ Song Delete (deleting a song) — page 48
» Song Name (naming a song) — page 49
» Song Tempo (creating a tempo map) — page 53
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1lso a possibility of loosing the contents of the entire disc.
Using the Undo Function with section `
editing operations
You can undo an edit immediately after execution if
the undo indicator is lit green.
To carry out the undo function, press UNDO.
Pressing undo again lets you redo the undone edit
operation (redo function).
Note
Carrying out another edit operation, starting a recording,
or removing the disc after carrying out the undo or redo
functions will make it impossible to undo the previous
edit operation.
Notes about the color of the indicator on the UNDO
key.
The color which the indicator on the UNDO key
lights shows the current status. (Sometimes the
indicator is off).
GREEN : Undo is possible. (Or Redo has been
c--“ied out.)
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(hlinkine) : In the process of carrving out the undo
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Copying a Song (Song Copy)
This function lets you duplicate a song. Newly created
copy is treated as a new recording and becomes the last
song on the disc. This is a convenient way to backup
songs before editing.
Copying the second song.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Copy” appears in
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking in
the display.
3 Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the number song you
want to copy.
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5 Press ENTER
“OK?” appears in the display.
Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
6 Press ENTER again.
The selected song is copied.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Moving a Song (Song Move)
This function lets you change the order of the songs
moving the song you select to a different position.
Moving the second song to the third song.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Move” appears
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3 Press ENTER.
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“OK?” appears in the display.
Press ENTER again.
The selected song is moved.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
Changing the Song Order
(Song Exchange)
This function lets you switch the position of 2 songs of
your choice. New consecutive song numbers are
assigned automatically.
Switching songs 2 and 4.
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5 Press ENTER.
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Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
6 Turn the jog dial to display the song number you
want to exchange the first song with.
Press ENTER
“OK?” appears in the display.
Press ENTER again.
The selected songs are exchanged.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
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Dividing a Song (Song Divide
This function lets you divide a song into different
songs. New consecutive song numbers are assigru
automatically.
Dividing the second song into sections (B) and (C).
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2 Press EDIT.
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3 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Divide” appea
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking i
the display.
4 Press ENTER.
“OK?” appears in the display.
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The song is divided at the specified point. Connecting 2 Songs (Song
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the :
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER. Combine)
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
This function lets you combine two songs into one.
You can use this function to connect songs for
continuous playback, or combine a series of separate
recordings into a single song (etc.).
6 Press EXIT. Note
This completes the edit operation. It is not possible to perform recording operations, such as
punch-in/out recording on songs created from combinations
of other songs using the song combine edit function.
In order to perform punch-in/out recording operations after
a song combine, you must copy the entire song (Song Copy),
then record or edit the copied version of the song.
“:" blinks next to the song number of songs created using the
song combine edit function.
If ”:” is blinking next to one of the two song numbers to be
combined, that song cannot be combined due to the
limitations of the MD recording system. In such a case, copy
the song (Song Copy) with the blinking “:” before
performing the song combine edit function.
See “Copying a Song (Song Copy)” on page 43 tor details on
how to copy a song.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Combin” appears
in the display.
Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
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Turn the jog dial to display the song number you
want to combine as the first half of the new song.
Press ENTER.
Turn the jog dial to display the song number you
want to combine as the second half of the new
song.
Press ENTER
“OK?” appears in the display.
Press ENTER again.
The selected songs are combined.
To start over again from the beginning, or quit the
edit operation, press EXIT instead of ENTER.
When the edit operation has finished, the edit
select screen reappears.
To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
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Deleting a Song (Song Delete
This function allows you to easily delete a recorded
song by specifying its song number. To delete all of
songs on the disc, see “Erasing the Disc Contents (L
Erase)” on page 50.
New consecutive song numbers are automatically
assigned to the songs following the deleted song.
example, if you delete song number 1, song numbe
becomes the song number 1.
This feature is convenient because there is no need
record “over” old material, as with cassette tapes.
Deleting the second song.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Delete” appeal
the display.
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the display.
3 Press ENTER.
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Editing Entire Songs (Song Edit)
Press ENTER
“— "OK?" appears in the display. Naming a Song (Song Name)
6 Press ENTER again. This function lets you assign names to songs using
The selected songs are exchanged. upper and lower case letters of the alphabet, numbers,
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2 Turn the Jog dial so that “Song Name” appears in
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking in
pa the display.
3 Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the character you
desire.
The selected character blinks. In addition to the
letters of the alphabet, you can also use numbers
and symbols. The symbols which can be
displayed are as follows:
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3 Press ENTER.
The character selected in step 4 lights steadily and
the cursor starts blinking in the next position.
To go back to the previous position, press EXIT.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 until to complete the title.
7 Press EXIT when the cursor is in the leftmost
position or
press ENTER when the cursor is in the rightmost
i position to enter the final name.
— To carry out another edit operation in succession
use the jog dial to specify the operation you
desire.
Editing the Entire Disc (Disc Edit)
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Overview Erasing the Disc Contents ([
Erase)
This chapter shows you how to erase all the
information on the disc and how to assign a disc name. . . a
This function erases the entire disc. Both the reco
The following is a list of disc editing functions : audio data and the disc name will be erased.
* Disc Erase (for erasing a disc) — page 50
* Disc Name (for naming a disc) — page 51
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The name of the edit function starts blinkin
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3 Press ENTER.
“OK?” appears in the display.
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4 Press ENTER again.
The contents of the disc are erased.
5 Press EXIT.
This completes the edit operation.
Note
Since this operation cannot be undone, be sure to ch
contents of the disc beforehand.
Editing the Entire Disc (Disc Edit)
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aiming the Disc (Disc Name) position or
press ENTER when the cursor is in the rightmost
This function lets you assign names to the disc using position to enter the final name.
upper and lower case letters of the alphabet, numbers, To carry out another edit operation in succession
and symbols. You can use up to 11 characters. use the jog dial to specify the operation you
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Disc Name” appears in
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinking in
the display.
3 Press ENTER.
The edit setting items appear in the display.
4 Turn the jog dial to display the character you
desire.
The selected character blinks. In addition to the
letters of the alphabet, you can also use numbers
and symbols. The symbols which can be
displayed are as follows:
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3 Press ENTER.
The character selected in step 4 lights steadily and
the cursor starts blinking in the next position.
To go back to the previous position, press EXIT.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 until to complete the title.
Synchronization with MIDI Equipment
Advantages of Using MIDI
Connecting this unit to an external MIDI system
(Computer, Sequencer, Sound Module, etc.) allows you
to create even higher quality recordings.
For example, if you record the vocal and guitar tracks
on this unit, you can synchronize them with sounds
from a sound module played back through a sequencer
(etc.) during mixdown. This method of mixing allows
you to make recordings without using unnecessary
tracks.
The MTC (MIDI Time Code), MIDI clock, or MMC
(MIDI Machine Control) features allow you to
coordinate this unit with external MIDI components.
This chapter explains how to use MIDI messages
(information) in order to realize the following
functions:
* Synchronization with a MIDI sequencer (etc.).
* Remote control PLAY and STOP (etc.) from MIDI
components.
MIDI Synchronization Using
MTC
The following explains how to achieve synchron
with a MTC (MIDI Time Code) compatible seque
(etc.).
Connections
Use a MIDI cable to connect this unit to a MIDI
compatible sequencer (etc.).
MDM-X4 (this unit)
O O e sesos
MIDI MIDI
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Setup
1 Set this unit's “SYNC” system setting to M°
See “Changing a Setting” (page 18) for deta
2 Set the sequencer to accept external MTC
synchronization.
This enables playback of MIDI song data.
Refer to the operating instructions suppliec
your sequencer as well.
3 Start playback from this unit.
The sequencer starts playing in synchroniz
with this unit.
Synchronization with MIDI Equipment
~ Creati ‘
MIDI Synchronization Using the reating a tempo map
— Setting up tempo information creates the standard
MIDI Clock signal for synchronization and allows you to use the
MIDI clock for synchronization with an external
You can use the MIDI clock to synchronize this unit sequencers (etc.).
with sequencers (etc.) that are not MTC (MIDI Time You can assign up to 50 tempo maps to each song.
Code) compatible. A tempo map must be created in
order to use the MIDI clock EXAMPLE: Suppose we create the following tempo
maps.
Notes Bar 1 Bar 9 Bar 17
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create the tempo map before you start recording (see
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"Creating a tempo map” to the right for details). Also, be
sure to listen to the MIDI sound source coming from the
sequencer before you start recording.
| de: In this case, the tempo will change as shown below
It is extremely difficult to create a perfect match between a
recorded song and the timing of the tempo map. Bar 1-8 | 1/ time J=120
Therefore, if you create a tempo map after recording, the Bar 9-16 | 7, time j=100
synchronization will be incorrect. Bar 17 то - 90
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create a tempo map but do not make an actual recording.
* When using a sequencer that supports MIDI clock and
MIDI song position, you can start playback from an
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arbitrary position in the song. At this time, the sequencer
locates the current song position and starts running in
sync. Some sequencers, however, may not be able to
follow this unit when you use this unit's locate function.
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2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Tempo” appears in
the display.
Setup The name of the edit function starts blinking in
1 Set this unit's “SYNC” system setting to MCLK. the display.
See “Changing a Setting” (page 18) for details. (continued)
2 Setthe sequencer to accept external MIDI clock
synchronization.
This enables playback of MIDI song data.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
~- your sequencer as well.
3 Start playback from this unit.
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Press ENTER.
The tempo map setting display appears.
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Come Tempo map number (blinking)
Note
If you do not want to change the tempo information,
leave the tempo information numbers blank.
Press ENTER again.
The indication for the tempo change position
starts blinking.
Tempo map 1 can only be set to the first bar.
Turn the jog dial to display 0001.
The units in the display represent bars.
If you hold down SHIFT while turning the jog
dial you can specify the tempo change position in
16th note units within the respective bar.
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Blinking
Note
If you do not want to change the tempo information,
leave the tempo information numbers blank.
Press ENTER.
The indication for the tempo starts to blink.
Turn the jog dial to display 120.
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Press ENTER.
The time setting display appears.
Use the jog dial and ENTER to display 04/04.
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10 Press ENTER again when finished.
The tempo map number blinks.
11 Turn the jog dial to display 02.
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When the tempo map is complete, the settir
displayed in order automatically starting fr
first tempo change position.
To complete construction of the tempo map
Press EXIT repeatedly until the EDIT display
disappears from the display.
Notes
* The time setting is only possible at the beginning o
bar.
* You can assign up to 50 tempo maps to each song.
tempo information can be stored on the disc, but si
there is a limited amount of memory on each disc 1
not be possible to store 50 tempo maps for each sor
there are several songs on a disc. In this case “Tem,
will appear in the display when vou select the tem;
number.
Although tempo information can be entered when.
standard music MD is loaded in the MD transport,
the nature of the MD system, the tempo informatio
cannot be stored on standard music MD discs.
Deleting a tempo map
Use the following operations to delete tempo ma
which are no longer necessary. The tempo map
numbers located after the tempo map which wa:
deleted are brought forward automatically.
EXAMPLE: Erasing tempo map 5.
1 Press EDIT.
appears in the display.
2 Turn the jog dial so that “Song Tempo” apf
the display.
The name of the edit function starts blinkin:
the display.
3 Press ENTER.
The tempo map setting display appears.
4 Turn the jog dial to display tempo map 05.
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The indication for the tempo change position
starts blinking.
Tempo map 1 can only be set to the first bar.
Set this unit's “MMC” system setting to “on”.
See “Changing a Setting” (page 18) for details.
This unit accepts the following MMC command /
responses:
0 5 : D e 1 J 1 0 0 * Stop (Command 01) : Stops the disc. Reception of
6 Turn the jog dial to the right to display Del.
this command during recording (or rehearsal) will
cause recording (rehearsal) to stop.
* Play (Command 02,03) : Starts playback. Reception
Blinking of this command during recording (or rehearsal) will
not cause recording (rehearsal) to stop.
* Fast Forward (FF) (Command 04) : Fast forward.
Reception of this command during recording (or
rehearsal) will cause recording (rehearsal) to stop.
* Rewind (REW) (Command 05) : Rewind. Reception
of this command during recording (or rehearsal) will
cause recording (rehearsal) to stop.
* Record Strobe (Command 06) : During playback, it
starts recording on the recordable track (the track
7 Press ENTER.
“Deleted” appears in the display and tempo map
5 is deleted.
© The previous operations can also be used to delete
tempo map 1. However, tempo map 1 should only be
deleted after deleting all the other tempo maps from 2
up.
° selected with the REC SELECT key). During stop
mode, it starts recording (or rehearsal) on the
recordable track. Reception of this command during
modes not listed above (pause mode, etc.) has no
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controlling This Unit from * Record Exit (Command 07) : Stops recording on all
i tracks.
Other MIDI Components Using * MMC Reset (Command 0D) : Resets MMC related
MMC information to the state it was in at power on.
* Write (Command 40,41) : Writes or changes data in
You can control this unit from MMC (MIDI Machine the specified information field (for Track Record
Control) compatible external MIDI equipment, such as Ready only).
a sequencer (etc.). * Locate (Command 44) : Locates the specified time
, code.
Connections * Group (Command 52) : Checks the device ID list to
see whether or not the unit belongs to the current
group. If it belongs to the group, that group ID is
used to receive MMC data.
This unit can store up to 16 IDs.
Use a MIDI cable to connect this unit to a MIDI
compatible sequencer (etc.).
MIDI MIDI [ra * Track record ready (Response 4F) : Turns REC
out IN SELECT on/off.
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(etc.) MIDI signal
Synchronization with MIDI Equipment
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Example of a MIDI System
The following explains the construction of a
synchronized MIDI system using both MMC and MTC
and a MIDI sound module.
Connections
Computer
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Note data (etc.) module
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Features available from this type of system
* You can record live vocal and guitar tracks (acoustic
sounds) on this unit and then use MIDI sound
control to play them in sync with other sounds
played back through a sequencer (etc.).
* You can use MTC to synchronize a sequencer (etc.)
with this unit.
* You can use MMC to control this unit from a
sequencer (etc.).
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Mixdown
—Mixdown (Basics)
The following explains how to dub the song to a
master recorder (such as a DAT or MD recorder) while
adjusting the volume balance and localization of each
track once you have completed all necessary recording
and editing.
This process, of completing a song composed in 4
tracks by converting it to normal stereo (2 tracks), is
called “mixdown”.
This process is generally considered the most
important part of music production.
Preparations
* Connect the master recorder to this unit's STEREO
OUT jacks. If necessary, you can connect an effector
between this unit and the master recorder.
* If you are planning to simultaneously mixdown
sound from a MIDI sound source by synchronizing
with external MIDI equipment, be sure to make all
necessary connections and settings beforehand.
See “Synchronization with MIDI Equipment” (pages 52
~ 56) for details.
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Carrying out the mixdown
1 Press down the IN PUT switches on channels 1-4.
(Set channels 1-4 to receive the (TRACK) sound
played back from the recorder.)
2 Press the monitor tracks STEREO key.
Use the HE or PP keys or the jog dial to locate
the beginning of the desired song.
Press = PLAY.
Playback begins.
Playback the track as many times as necessary to
make the following adjustments.
Volume balance : Adjust using the faders on
channels 1~4 and the MASTER fader. If an
external MIDI sound source is being input to
channel 5/6, adjust using the channel 5/6 fader
as well.
Localization : Adjust using the PAN knobs on
channels 1~4.
Effect volume : When an effector is connected,
use the AUX or RETURN knobs to adjust the
proportion of the effect.
After completing the adjustments, make the
recording on the master recorder.
Be sure to check the recording level on the master
recorder and make any necessary adjustments.
When the recording has finished, mixdown is
complete.
Mixdown (Applied Operations)
How to use the TRACK jacks
The TRACK 1~4 jacks on the top panel of this unit
provide a direct output of the signals from each track
recorded on the disc. This allows you to take full
advantage of a limited number of external effectors.
EXAMPLE: After recording a vocal on track 1 and a
keyboard on track 2.
* You want to add delay to the vocals.
* You want to add flanging to the keyboard.
* But you only have 1 effector.
This kind of situation is where you can use the TRACK
jacks.
For this example, we will explain how to record the
vocal recorded on track 1 back to track 1 while adding
delay.
1 Connect this unit's TRACK 1 OUTPUT jack to the
input jack on the effector, and connect the output
jack on the effector to this unit's INPUT CH 1
jack.
2 Setthe INPUT switch for channel 1 to LINE/MIC
(pressed down).
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How to save up to 8 tracks of data
independently
You can record sound parts numbering greater
the number of tracks available on this unit (4) b:
the bounce recording function (page 29).
However, some of the features available during
normal bounce operation, such as rerecording t
sound from the track being mixed to, and chang
mix balance, are not possible during this operat
But, you can rely on the wide variety of editing
functions available with this unit.
Since this unit can edit individual tracks (as wel
songs), you can store more than 4 tracks worth |
individually and reedit them whenever necessa
The following is an explanation of the example.
1 Recording the drums in stereo to tracks 1 a
then overdub the bass and guitar. (Song 1)
Song 1
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2 | Dr (R)
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part recorded in step 1.
3 Play the track and adjust the effector volume. The backup becomes Song 2.
During the actual recording, the direct sound will
be rerecorded after it passes through the effector. Song 1 Song 2
4 After completing the adjustments, record to track 1] Dr (L) Dr (L)
1. 2 | Dr (R) Dr (R)
This operation can be performed for any track by 318 B
using the respective input jack.
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* By connecting the TRACK OUT jack to the effector and Original Backup
data data"
then inputting that sound to one of this unit's other
INPUT CH jacks, you can mix the source and mix sounds
with different equalizations .
* By using all four of the TRACK OUTPUT jacks, you can
dub all 4 tracks independently to another multichannel
recorder.
* Since this is a digital copy, there is no deterioratio
data when the copy is made.
3 Use mix write recording to mixdown track
2 of Song 1 to track 4 of Song 1.
Song 1 Song 2
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while listening to the playback from tracks 1 and vocals, then copy tracks 3 and 4 to tracks 1 and 2.
2. (Song 1) This process allows you mixdown while to
Song 1 Song 2 preserving the sound of all the original parts.
1 | Dr (L) Dr (L) Song 1 Song 2 Song 3
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keyboard part. Completed Backup of individual parts
The backup becomes Song 3. mix
Song 1 Song 2 Song 3
1 | Dr (L) Dr (L) Dr(L) - q
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2 | Dr (R) Dr (R) Dr (В) —— a way that helps you remember the content of the
3|K(L) B K (L) В individual tracks. (Use the Song Name edit operation).
— — e Later, you can use the backed up songs to create remixes.
4 | K(R) G К (В) With the method described in the previous example, you
can use [Song Copy] to create a new copy of the tracks in
6 Use bounce recording to mixdown all four parts songs 2 and 3 as song 4. This allows you to create new
to tracks 1 and 2. (Song 1)
mixes later.
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7 Overdub the vocals to tracks 3 and 4 while
listening to the playback from tracks 1 and 2.
(Song 1)
Song 1 Song 2 Song 3
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
[f this unit does not operate as expected, the problem
may simply be an oversight, a disconnected cable or a
setting error. Before calling a service technician,
compare the symptoms of the problems with those
listed below to see if you can correct the problem
yourself.
Operation is not possible
=» The disc is dirty or damaged, replace it with a
new one.
Playback is not possible
=» Condensation has formed inside the cabinet,
remove the disc and leave this unit's power
on for a few hours.
> Turn on the power.
“=> Insert the disc in accordance with the
direction of the arrow on the disc case.
=> Nothing has been recorded on the current
disc. Load a disc that has been recorded.
Recording is not possible
=> The disc has write protected to prevent
accidental recording (“Protected” is
displayed). Slide the protect tab back into
place to cover the hole on the side of the disc.
The source is not connected correctly.
Recheck all connections.
The recording level is too low. Use the TRIM
knob to adjust the recording level.
Replace the current disc with one that can be
recorded on.
Replace the current disc with one that has
enough time left, or erase unnecessary songs.
If the power cord was unplugged during
recording, or there was a power outage, the
recording up to that point may be lost. If
recording was not completed normally, try
recording again starting from the beginning.
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Excessive noise
=> Place this unit away from televisions and
Other equipment.
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Display Message List
This unit uses the display area to show operatin,
condition and error messages. The meaning of e,
message is explained below.
Battery Low
The internal battery is low.
Take the unit to an authorized service station an
request a battery replacement.
Blank Disc
An unrecorded MD or MD which has been erase
loaded.
Disc Error
An abnormal or damaged MD, whose TOC cann
read (etc.) is loaded. The loaded disc cannot be u
with this unit.
Disc Full
Recording is not possible because there is no tim:
remaining on the disc.
Error**
A serious error has occurred. Please contact a Sor
service station.
Invalid
The previous operation was not carried out becat
improper data entry.
Loading
The disc is currently being loaded.
Name Full
No more song or disc name characters can be ente
(Approximately 1700 characters have already bee
entered.)
No disc
No disc loaded in this unit.
Processing
The unit is writing data or performing an edit
operation.
Protected
The currently loaded disc is write protected. Or, a
that cannot be recorded on has been loaded, such
read only disc (etc.).
Retry Error
Normal recording was not possible because vibra!
or a scratched disc (etc.) caused repeated rewritin,
Toc Reading
The unit is reading the TOC data from the disc.
Toc Writing
The unit is writing the TOC data to the disc.
Tempo Full
No more tempo information can be input.
Additional Information
“System Limitations of MDs
The recording system in your MD deck has limitations
described below. Note, however, that these limitations
are due to the inherent nature of the MD recording
system itself and not to mechanical causes.
“DISC FULL” lights up before the MD has reached the
maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
When 255 songs have been recorded on the MD, “DISC
FULL” lights up regardless of the total recorded time. More
than 255 songs cannot be recorded on the MD. To continue
recording, erase unnecessary songs or use another
recordable MD.
"DISC FULL” lights up before the maximum number of
songs (255) is reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within songs are sometimes
interpreted as song intervals, increasing the song count and
causing “DISC FULL” to light up.
“TOC Reading” is displayed continuously
The “TOC Reading” display lasts longer than usual when a
brand new disc is inserted.
“the total recorded time and the remaining time on the
MD do not total to the maximum recording time
This unit displays the length of the largest continuous blank
area as the remaining time. Therefore, if there are several
separate blank spaces, the remaining time will only display a
time equivalent to the largest continuous blank space.
If there is a 1 minute blank space and a 2 minute blank
space, the remaining time display will be “2” minutes. If you
then record 1 minute and 30 seconds of the 2 minute blank,
the remaining time display will become “1” minute.
It is not possible to make new recordings on a song
which was modified using the Section Edit or Song
Combine functions
In this case copy the entire song (using Song Copy), then
perform the desired recording or edit operation on the new
copy of the song.
It is not possible to shorten part of a song using the
Section Edit or Song Edit functions
This unit organizes the audio data in sound groups and
clusters. The minimum size of these units varies according to
the number of tracks specified in the system setting (page
17). With 4 tracks, units may not be less than approximately
4 seconds. With 2 tracks, units may not be less than
approximately 8 seconds. With 1 tracks, units may not be
ss than approximately 16 seconds.
Discs with Emphasis information are not properly De-
emphasized during playback.
Preemie nlavhack and recordine. this unit always handles
Unit enters the play/pause mode between songs during
continuous playback.
This unit enters the play / pause mode momentarily before
resuming playback each time it reaches a new song number
or division created using Song Divide.
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Specifications
Mixer Section
System (10 channel input mixer)
Internal bus
Group x 4, Stereo x 2, Monitor x 2, AUX x 2
Channel 1-4
Trim, Input Select, EQ (High/Mid/Low), AUX Out, Bus
Assign Select, Panpot, Channel Fader
Channel 5-6
EQ (High/ Low), Bus Assign Select, Balance
Master
Master Fader
Return 1-2
Return Level, Bus Assign Select
Aux 1-2 Send
Master Level
Monitor
Monitor Select, Monitor Level, Track 1-4 Level
INPUTS
CH1/2
Type : XLR-3-31/Phone (Balanced)
Input impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard input level : -50 - —10 dBs (Max: + 10dBs)
XLR type (Balanced)
© : GND
© : HOT
© : COLD
Phone type (Balanced)
Sleeve : GND
Tip : HOT
Ring : COLD
CH3/4
Type : Phone (Unbalanced)
Input impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard input level : -50 - —10 dBs (Max: + 10dBs)
CH5/6
Type : Phone (Unbalanced)
Input impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard input level : -10 dBs (Max: + 10d Bs)
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RETURN 1~2 (L/R)
Type : Phone (Unbalanced)
Input impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard input level : -10 dBs (Max: + 10dBs)
OUTPUTS
STEREO OUT (L/R)
Type : Phono (Unbalanced)
Load impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard output level : -10 dBs
MONITOR OUT (L/R)
Type : Phono (Unbalanced)
Load impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard output level : -10 dBs
TRACK OUT (1-4)
Type : Phone (Unbalanced)
Load impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard output level : -10 dBs
AUX OUT (1-4)
Type : Phone (Unbalanced)
Load impedance : greater than 20 kohm
Standard output level : -10 dBs
CHANNEL EQUALIZER
CH 1-4
Low : +15 dB (at 50 Hz)
Mid : £12 dB (at 2.5 kHz)
High : +15 dB (at 15 kHz)
CH 5-6
Low : +15 dB (at 50 HZ)
High : +15 dB (at 15 kHz)
* 0dBs = 0.775 Vrms
Recorder Section
Controls
Rec Select : 1-4
Locate Control : Mark, In, Out, Shift, À, B, C, D
Function : Edit, System, Repeat, Rehearsal, Auto Punch,
Undo, Exit, Enter, Top, Rec, AMS (x 2), Play, Stop, Jog/
Shuttle, Eject
System
MD-DATA system, Mini Disc digital audio system
Disc
MD Data disc, MD audio disc
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Maximum Recording Length
Max. 37 minutes (4 tracks / using MD Data disc)
Max. 74 minutes (2 tracks)
Max. 148 minutes (monaural)
Number of tracks that can be recorded simultaneously
Max 4 tracks (using MD Data disc)
~ AT ALL 1025400
Frequency response
5 - 20,000 Hz +1.0 dB
Signal to noise ratio
More than 94 dB during playback
Maximum song number
255
Pitch control
+8.0%
Control jacks
Assignable switch x 2
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Recording method
Magnetic field variation overwrite
Reading method
Non-contact Optical pickup (using Semiconduct
Laser
Semiconductor laser (A= 780nm)
Revolutions
Approx. 400~900 rpm (CLV)
Error correction
Advanced Cross Interleave Reed Solomon Code
(ACIRC)
Coding
Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC
Modulation
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
General
Power Source
AC120V, 60 Hz
AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
25 W (120 V)
27 W (230 V)
Dimensions
423 x 119 x 385 mm (W x H x D including projec
Mass
Approx. 5.1 kg
Supplied Accessories
MD Data disc (1)
Operating instructions (1)
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Labor
Licensing Corporation.
Design and specifications subject to change without
Additional Information
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glossary
TOC (Table of Contents)
The area in which nonmusical data, such as disc and
track information is stored. Writing of TOC
information marks the completion of record and edit
operations.
ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding)
ATRAC is the sound compression technology that
enables an MD to contain the same length of music as a
CD, despite the smaller physical size of the MD.
ATRAC cuts the sounds imperceptible by the human
ear to compress the data to 1/5 the original size. Since
the data is chosen for reduction is based on psycho
acoustic principles there is no perceivable effect on the
sound quality.
EQ
Abbreviation for equalizer. Adjusts certain bands of
the sound. This unit has treble (HIGH), middle (MID),
and bass (LOW) adjustments. See “Names and
Function of Parts” (page 6) for details.
AN
Abbreviation for pan pot. Adjusts the position of the
sound. See “Names and Function of Parts” (page 7) for
details.
MID! (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
A worldwide standard for data transmission between
electronic instruments.
MMC (MIDI Machine Control), MTC (MIDI Time Code)
See “Synchronization with MIDI Equipment” (pages
52-56).
Bus
Transports the input or recorded sounds to a specific
section. The group bus (1~4) carries the sound to the
respective tracks in the recorder, the stereo bus (L and
R) carries the sound to the STEREO OUT jacks, and the
CUE bus carries the sound recorded on the tracks to
the MONITOR OUT jacks.
Blank Top
The first section of the unrecorded portion of the disc.
necessary to locate the blank top when recording a
“= track on a disc that contains previously recorded
Material. For this unit, press the TOP key twice to
locate the blank top. “New Song” appears in the
displav
Ping Pong Recording
Normally, this term refers to the practice of dubbing
the sound from tracks 1 through 3 onto track 4 in order
to gain additional tracks. With this unit, you can dub
the sound from tracks 1 through 4 to track 4. See “Mix
Write Recording (Applied Operations)” (page 28) for
details.
Punch-In/Out Recording
Recording only part of a given track. Normally used to
correct a performance mistake by rerecording the part
which was mistaken, or to record only one phrase of a
song. See “Auto Punch-In/Out Recording” (page 22)
and “Manual Punch-In/Out Recording” (page 25) for
details.
Overdub Recording
Listening to the sound from one previously recorded
track while recording onto another track. See
“Overdub Recording” (page 20) for details.
Bounce Recording
Recording the sounds previously recorded on tracks
1-4 in a stereo mix to tracks 1 and 2. See “Mix Write
Recording (Applied Operations)” (page 28) for details.
Mixdown
Dubbing the 4 track sound to two track equipment
(such as a DAT) while adjusting the balance.
MD-DATA and Mini Disc
Mini Disc (MD) is a format developed specifically for
music storage. The MD-DATA format was developed
for data storage. This unit uses MD-DATA format
(recordable) discs for 4 track recording and playback.
For recording and playback of 2 tracks (or less) you can
use either MD-DATA or Mini Disc formats. Please note
that, however, that Mini Disc and MD-DATA are two
different formats and are not interchangeable.
MD-DATA format discs Mini Disc format discs
bear the following logo: bear the following logo:
DS
D2
DATA
Note regarding usage of discs with different formats
If an MD-DATA disc containing data written in
another format (such as Picture MD, etc.) 1s
inserted into this unit, “Blank Disc” appears in the
display and the disc will seem to be a blank disc
(regardless of data present in other formats). If you
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Additional Information
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The block diagram for this unit is shown below.
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Additional Information
Sony Multi Track Recorder MDM-X4 MIDI Implementation Chart SEP 21, 1996 Version: 1.0
Function... Transmitted Recognized Remarks
Basic Default X X
Channel Changed X X
Default X X
Mode Messages X X
Altered + + + 4 * * + * + + % + * *
Note X X
Number: True Voice * AAA | X
Velocity Note ON X X
Note OFF X X
After Key's X X
Touch Ch’s X X
Pitch Bend X X
0 — 31, 64 — 120 X X
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Change
Prog X X
Change : True# * * * * * + * * E * * *E + + X
*1 “2
System Exclusive O O
: Quarter Frame o! X
Common : Song Pos Oo? X
: Song Sel о“ X
: Tune X X
System : Clock o X
Real Time : Commands 3 X
Aux : Local ON/OFF| X X
: All Notes OFF | X X
Messages : Active Sense X X
N : Reset X X
Notes *1 : Only when “Sync = MTC”.
*2 : Supported by MMC (MIDI Machine Control).
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Track sheet
(Faites autant de photocopies que nécessaire)
(Make copies as necessary.)
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